Position: Chef


£16,500 - £21,000 per year depending on experience.  Generous benefits package including tips of up to £900 per annum plus free meals on duty, uniforms (where applicable), transport from Melton Mowbray and Asfordby, use of gymnasium and exercise classes and much more.

For more details please see our benefits and rewards page.

Hours of work: 40 hours per week on a rota basis between the hours of 6.30 am and 10.00 pm.

About this position:

Are you a motivated, enthusiastic and ambitious chef looking for a challenge?

We are on the look out for creative and talented individuals to join our foodie family here at Ragdale Hall Spa.

Now don’t worry, we may be a spa (one of the UK’s most prestigious spa’s by the way) but we don’t just dish up carrots and broccoli! Our team of 20 devoted Chefs are gastronomic geniuses and produce food that not only tastes amazing but is healthy and nutritious as well.

It’s fast-paced so if you like being busy you’ll love it! But we also know that there is life outside the Kitchen so your 40 hour week, really is a 40 hour week, there’s no split shifts, you’ll be finished by 10.00 pm plus we have genuinely flexible rotas so you can request certain days off and yes, that includes the odd weekend!

We have a structured training and development programme and our Senior Chefs are loaded with knowledge and experience that they just can’t wait to pass on so you can be guaranteed to develop your skills ready to take the next step in your career, whether that’s with us (we hope so) or to take with you into the big wide world.

We have 2 Kitchens - the Main Kitchen and the smaller Verandah Lounge Kitchen - both using fresh, locally sourced ingredients to create amazing food for over 200 guests every day.

Have we persuaded you yet?

Well, just in case, here’s a few other reasons to join us:

  • Tips of £900 per year paid quarterly
  • Free chef whites
  • Free meals on duty
  • Free use of the gym and exercise classes
  • Free on-site parking
  • Friends and family discount (trust us you’re going to be so popular!)
  • 25% discount on products in all Ragdale’s retail areas
  • 28 days holiday increasing with long service
  • Company sick pay scheme after 1 year
  • Employee lotto drawn quarterly with first prize of £1,000
  • Great social events that are totally free or subsidised


Qualifications and skills required:

We're looking for a minimum qualification of Level 2 in Cookery or equivalent but most importantly, you'll need to be passionate about food and have a genuine desire to produce amazing food for our guests.

How to apply:

Email your CV or download and complete an application form and email to

For more information telephone Clair Homewood, Julie Sim or Marisa Edwards on 01664 433038.

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